How To Prevent Dependence On Using Inhalers?
good night, I want to ask, it’s only been a month since I’ve been using the inhaler, and I’m trying not to rely on its use. several times it had recurred and could not be controlled, is it dangerous if I stop using it? thank you
Hello Esther, Thank you for the question.
Is the inhaler you are using the Seretide inhaler you mentioned in your previous question? The inhaler you use aims to open and reduce inflammation in the respiratory tract so that your complaints of shortness of breath can be controlled. The use of this inhaler should be continued according to the recommendation of the doctor who treats you because as you mentioned yourself, you often experience symptoms and are not under control. If you stop using this inhaler you can experience shortness of breath that varies in severity and can even threaten breathing. This inhaler is usually used until your symptoms are more stable and under control. The doctor will usually give suggestions to reduce the dose or frequency of drug administration. Please consult further about using this drug with the doctor who treats you. Avoid stopping treatment without a doctor's recommendation, especially if complaints still arise. Avoid excessive physical activity if symptoms appear and immediately seek the closest medical help if the shortness of breath doesn't improve at all.
Hope this information is helpful.